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French saucisson

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ch1134 Sat 04-Jul-15 21:13:41

Is French saucisson allowed? I bought some from a market in France last week.

MissTwister Sat 04-Jul-15 21:26:36

I don't think so as its cured not cooked....

ch1134 Sat 04-Jul-15 21:36:32

OK, thanks. I'll have to give it as a gift then.

crumble74 Sun 05-Jul-15 14:07:37

If you really fancy it you could maybe cook it & use it in a few dishes if you are concerned? I have to admit I have eaten quite a bit of cured salami (pre-packed) in pregnancy and not suffered any adverse effects but then I'm German and we live on that stuff...wink

sarkymare Sun 05-Jul-15 14:11:27

I thought that freezing cured meats before you eat them removes the toxo risk?

MyFriendsCallMeOh Sun 05-Jul-15 14:20:32

I ate Parma ham during pregnancy and got scared about toxoplasmosis. I went to see my gp who looked at me like I had two heads when I explained. He'd never heard of toxo being transmitted by cured meats (neither had the two surgery midwives) but humoresque me and did the test. Came back negative......

Junosmum Sun 05-Jul-15 19:11:17

Freeze it for 4 days then defrost it or use it cooked in a recipe and you'll be fine smile

goodnessgraciousgouda Sun 05-Jul-15 20:20:34

I'm in Lyon, no pregnant women will go near it, AND those who aren't immune have to have monthly toxo tests regardless of what they eat.

So a no from me!

MyFriendsCallMeOh Sun 05-Jul-15 21:15:45

Toxo is a big thing in France, I remember having toxo as a mandatory blood test (as well as HIV) when applying for my marriage licence in Paris.....

ch1134 Sun 05-Jul-15 21:38:43

I gave it away, though maybe I should've frozen then cooked it! But now I'm a bit worried as I have had some chorizo, and the saucisson taster... I used to live in France and it was once thought I had toxoplasmosis, though it was never tested. Now I really hope I did, as then I'd be immune! It can be symptomless, but very harmful for baby, so now I know I'd steer clear.
Thanks for the replies.

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